"100% of the funds collected from the purchase of Mezzaluna [CAA-026] will go to Community Voices Heard (www.cvhaction.org), an organization suggested by Chris. CVH "is a member-led, multi-racial organization principally comprised of women of color and low-income families in New York State. CVH tackles tough issues and builds power to secure racial, social and economic justice for all New Yorkers. Through grassroots organizing, leadership development, policy changes, and creating new models of direct democracy CVH is creating a truly equitable New York State.""
Chris Corsano / Bill Nace / Steve Baczkowski
""Mystic Beings generously called me out to where I needed to be. The shallows and the shores are where the worst dangers can find us, and our best chance of survival is sometimes out in the rolling depths. Deafen out the sirens and stay onward in the deep waters. Thank you, Bill and Chris and Steve, for sharing this kind of wild captain's safety with us.'" --Meg Baird, Cairnryan and San Francisco, Nov 2018"
It's Magnificent, but It Isn't War
Cold Bleak Heat
""Using music in a way that would make Plato squeal, these four accomplished musicians -- certainly among the forefront of experimental music -- have crafted an unrelenting slab of noise that's as violent as it is sublime." - Mr. P, Tiny Mix Tapes"
Catalytc Sound Festival 2021: Chicago
"Designed and screen printed in Chicago by Dan Grzeca"
Daniel Levin / Ingebrigt Haker Flaten / Chris Corsano
""There may be only three players here but, like the titular contraption, the result belies reality - at times, you’d swear you were listening to a much larger group." -Derek Stone, Free Jazz Blog"
An Idea in Everything
David Greenberg / Chris Corsano / Glenn Jones
"“David Greenberger meanders around America, lovingly collecting the life stories of old people like fireflies in a jar. In an America that seems increasingly dominated by amnesia, and the erosion of its history, it’s very heartening – and poignant – to hear these fragments of lives as they draw to a close. The matter-of-fact tone that David uses in these vignettes is partly what makes them so emotional.” – Robyn Hitchcock"
T-Shirt - Catalytic Sound Festival 2021
"Designed by Federico Peñalva in commemoration of the 2021 Catalytic Sound Festival. Screen printed by Barrel Maker Press in Chicago."
""The collective experience of Icepick’s members encompasses a myriad of improvisational possibilities, and their technical acumen allows them to tackle tradition-steeped swing as easily as post-everything noise, but they keep their focus on evolving sonic narratives that resolve each knotty exchange or coarse textural exploration with a nakedly emotional tune." - Bill Meyer, Chicago Reader"
Lol Coxhill / Joe McPhee / Chris Corsano / Evan Parker
""McPhee picked up his soprano mid-way through the second set, heightening the lyricism of the three saxophones. Then, being a devotee of Don Cherry, he switched to pocket trumpet, allowing him to interject, and punctuate the concentrated sound layers built up by the quartet, and lead the music out through a different door."- Geoff Winston (londonjazznews.com)"
Mars Williams Presents an Ayler Xmas Vol. 4 - Chicago vs. N.Y.C
""The music isn't so much a mash-up as a recognition that Albert Ayler's use of national anthems, military band marches together with his hymn-like creations were part and parcel of a universal sound. A natural addition to that list is Xmas music." - Mark Corroto, All About Jazz"